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Topic: Is Rockwell still manufacturing 6502s? I have one with a 0512 date code. (Read 1 time) previous topic - next topic

JoeN

Bought a couple of R6502-11s off of eBay to play with.  It has a Rockwell logo on it and an 0512 date code.  Made in Mexico.  Are they still making these or is this some sort of knockoff?  Wikipedia gives the 6502 with the date code reversed from the normal:



The 0512 date code implies 5th week, 2012 using MOS's date code format, per Wikipedia.  Maybe Rockwell turned this around and this is actually 12th week, 2005.  Still, even that date seems rather late for a classic configuration 6502.  What do you think or know about the state of manufacturing of 6502s?
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JoeN

Found this.  I guess Rockwell does put the year first like everyone else.  So the chip is 12th week, 2005.

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JChristensen

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Dec 06, 2013, 05:22 am Last Edit: Dec 06, 2013, 05:26 am by Jack Christensen Reason: 1
Not sure about Rockwell. These folks may do the lion's share these days:
http://www.wdesignc.com/wdc/

Available from Mouser and Jameco
http://www.mouser.com/westerndesigncenter/

JoeN

Yeah, I guess you can call hundreds of millions significant.  Of course, they aren't 6502s, they are IP cores that are going into ASICs.  But at least the aging 6502 assembler guys still have a job.
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